Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541100 - Legal Services


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 541100 - Legal Services.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS Industry 541100 - Legal Services is part of: NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

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NAICS 541100 - Legal Services

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 1,117,980 100.00% $24.38 $36.22 $75,330 0.8 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 20,280 1.81% $53.69 $62.56 $130,130 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,650 0.15% (5) $100.01 $208,030 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,140 0.73% $54.71 $64.65 $134,480 2.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,270 0.11% $53.62 $59.29 $123,320 2.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 0.01% $58.12 $61.56 $128,050 7.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 110 0.01% $51.15 $63.06 $131,160 7.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,880 0.26% $42.51 $46.20 $96,090 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,840 0.16% $56.41 $61.29 $127,480 1.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,370 0.21% $51.73 $58.31 $121,280 2.4 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 390 0.03% $45.52 $47.77 $99,360 3.3 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 370 0.03% $50.87 $54.96 $114,320 2.7 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 120 0.01% $53.38 $56.42 $117,350 4.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) $27.16 $29.27 $60,870 3.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 910 0.08% $49.83 $61.13 $127,150 8.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 20,910 1.87% $30.21 $33.36 $69,400 1.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 0.01% $27.12 $28.76 $59,820 7.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 380 0.03% $24.41 $26.86 $55,870 11.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 520 0.05% $30.14 $29.81 $62,000 7.3 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 2,120 0.19% $31.99 $33.34 $69,350 1.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 450 0.04% $42.56 $44.47 $92,490 3.9 %
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 180 0.02% $24.82 $24.73 $51,430 3.0 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 880 0.08% $31.41 $32.28 $67,150 1.5 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 630 0.06% $30.11 $31.12 $64,730 1.9 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 1,830 0.16% $26.81 $28.87 $60,040 1.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 2,790 0.25% $29.56 $35.08 $72,970 8.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,510 0.67% $32.00 $35.30 $73,430 2.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 170 0.02% $22.07 $29.79 $61,960 14.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 480 0.04% $34.50 $40.83 $84,920 5.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 0.01% $24.02 $27.27 $56,730 22.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 80 0.01% $14.01 $17.10 $35,570 7.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 2,130 0.19% $25.38 $29.91 $62,210 5.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 320 0.03% $28.93 $34.87 $72,520 11.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 13,800 1.23% $31.46 $32.97 $68,570 0.8 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 1,840 0.16% $36.42 $38.01 $79,050 1.4 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 450 0.04% $34.33 $35.95 $74,770 2.7 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 450 0.04% $38.58 $39.97 $83,150 5.9 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 210 0.02% $44.44 $46.05 $95,790 2.8 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 540 0.05% $33.28 $33.98 $70,680 2.2 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 3,900 0.35% $35.13 $36.09 $75,070 1.4 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 5,160 0.46% $25.70 $26.39 $54,900 0.9 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 890 0.08% $37.67 $38.35 $79,770 3.9 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 250 0.02% $31.55 $33.64 $69,970 8.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 100 0.01% $25.23 $28.36 $59,000 3.9 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 160 0.01% $30.20 $33.81 $70,330 5.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) (8) $30.05 $38.74 $80,580 14.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 250 0.02% $28.92 $39.83 $82,850 13.3 %
Community and Social Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 470 0.04% $18.82 $19.54 $40,640 8.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 0.01% $24.43 $23.92 $49,760 5.6 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) (8) $18.49 $19.73 $41,030 6.5 %
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* (8) (8) $12.52 $13.37 $27,800 16.6 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 592,560 53.00% $36.26 $49.39 $102,730 0.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 369,600 33.06% $56.30 $65.64 $136,530 0.9 %
23-1012 Judicial Law Clerks 10,990 0.98% $16.36 $18.87 $39,240 2.4 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 670 0.06% $23.31 $30.09 $62,600 9.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 179,850 16.09% $21.46 $22.93 $47,690 0.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 23,680 2.12% $18.00 $19.79 $41,160 2.1 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 7,760 0.69% $21.68 $23.70 $49,290 4.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2,380 0.21% $29.08 $30.06 $62,530 1.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,770 0.16% $32.28 $33.13 $68,920 1.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 550 0.05% $20.73 $21.17 $44,030 1.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,230 0.20% $32.42 $46.49 $96,710 16.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 590 0.05% (5) $89.34 $185,830 17.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 230 0.02% $21.98 $23.95 $49,810 4.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,130 0.10% $27.84 $33.76 $70,220 4.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 100 0.01% $20.03 $22.85 $47,520 4.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 (7) $20.92 $22.45 $46,690 10.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 (7) $23.86 $24.65 $51,270 3.5 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 550 0.05% $24.53 $26.67 $55,480 7.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 420 0.04% $25.24 $27.63 $57,470 8.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 70 0.01% $14.07 $15.09 $31,400 8.6 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,510 0.14% $19.02 $23.30 $48,470 7.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 1,240 0.11% $19.90 $24.86 $51,710 7.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 0.02% $14.45 $16.23 $33,760 8.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * (8) (8) $10.99 $10.54 $21,920 9.1 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 150 0.01% $14.97 $15.08 $31,370 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 60 0.01% $10.12 $11.53 $23,980 7.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,360 0.39% $10.35 $11.81 $24,570 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 0.01% $25.29 $25.05 $52,100 7.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,660 0.33% $10.01 $11.55 $24,030 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 560 0.05% $11.43 $11.61 $24,150 6.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $8.50 $10.82 $22,510 14.6 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 70 0.01% $14.14 $13.84 $28,790 8.1 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers 40 (7) $14.75 $12.97 $26,980 16.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,210 0.38% $23.46 $27.91 $58,050 5.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 0.02% $31.81 $40.87 $85,020 10.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 540 0.05% $24.88 $29.85 $62,090 12.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,180 0.19% $26.83 $29.84 $62,070 7.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) $22.23 $26.96 $56,080 13.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 120 0.01% $16.96 $20.65 $42,960 22.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 680 0.06% $18.13 $20.69 $43,030 14.2 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 330 0.03% $14.89 $16.73 $34,810 18.6 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 453,140 40.53% $17.16 $18.49 $38,460 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 17,410 1.56% $27.19 $28.74 $59,790 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 3,260 0.29% $14.73 $14.94 $31,080 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 6,200 0.55% $16.93 $18.45 $38,380 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 6,740 0.60% $18.61 $19.51 $40,580 1.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 25,140 2.25% $18.32 $19.02 $39,570 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 950 0.08% $19.62 $20.06 $41,720 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 0.01% $18.79 $18.72 $38,940 3.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (8) (8) $16.65 $16.69 $34,720 2.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 0.01% $15.54 $17.18 $35,730 11.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,170 0.28% $16.63 $17.99 $37,420 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 17,500 1.57% $12.96 $13.72 $28,540 1.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) (8) $16.60 $16.61 $34,550 3.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 590 0.05% $16.88 $16.75 $34,850 2.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 5,330 0.48% $17.62 $17.85 $37,120 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) (8) $16.80 $17.18 $35,730 4.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,090 0.10% $21.10 $21.53 $44,780 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,970 2.68% $12.93 $13.47 $28,020 0.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 450 0.04% $16.55 $17.56 $36,530 3.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 8,780 0.79% $10.99 $12.27 $25,510 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 0.01% $20.63 $21.27 $44,250 3.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 0.02% $15.98 $17.87 $37,170 9.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 100 0.01% $16.43 $16.56 $34,440 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 16,280 1.46% $21.49 $23.32 $48,510 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 198,820 17.78% $20.00 $20.86 $43,390 0.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 620 0.06% $15.83 $16.36 $34,030 6.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 46,830 4.19% $14.07 $14.81 $30,800 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 200 0.02% $14.94 $18.06 $37,560 13.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,170 0.19% $13.48 $14.20 $29,540 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 5,610 0.50% $18.82 $20.16 $41,920 1.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 60 0.01% $25.90 $25.36 $52,760 4.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 250 0.02% $18.41 $19.05 $39,620 6.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,340 0.21% $14.39 $14.98 $31,160 1.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 46,650 4.17% $12.21 $13.09 $27,220 1.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 2,030 0.18% $13.19 $14.15 $29,430 5.3 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 870 0.08% $17.98 $17.73 $36,880 9.0 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 2,260 0.20% $16.28 $16.32 $33,950 3.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 50 (7) $10.87 $12.32 $25,620 15.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals (8) (8) $11.27 $12.85 $26,720 18.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 550 0.05% $18.58 $19.72 $41,010 5.3 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 500 0.04% $18.02 $18.67 $38,830 6.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 320 0.03% $11.16 $13.61 $28,320 10.6 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers (8) (8) $14.80 $14.98 $31,150 19.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (8) (8) $12.61 $11.75 $24,450 11.4 %

About May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




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